Mars - Mariner 4

Surface of Mars near 48 S, 139 W, poor contrast

Mariner 4 image of Mars near 48 S, 139 W. The lower light levels at this point necessitated high contrast enhancements for this image, which gives it its grainy, layered appearance. Individual features cannot be distinguished. The image was taken from 12,000 km and the frame is 273 x 236 km. The sun is 70 degrees from the zenith and north is at 12:30. (Mariner 4, frame 16D)
Full resolution size: 385K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-07-15 T 00:36
Distance/Range (km): 12,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -47.6, 139.1
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface view
Instrument: Television camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 200 x 200, 6-bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.05 x 1.05
Filter: red
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 70
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Mariner 4, frame 16D
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 64-0771-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015